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Together, we can end violence against women in North Bay

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Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16.
Every day, the North Bay Police Service responds to an average of 3 violence against women calls.
7 in 10 people who experience family violence are women and girls.
Rates of spousal violence and homicide are highest for women ages 15-24.
Reporting rates of spousal violence against Indigenous women are 3 times higher than those against non-Indigenous women.
60% of women with a disability experience some form of violence.
4-10 female survivors reported being physically injured. The most common types of injuries were bruises (95%), followed by cuts, scratches, or burns (30%).
Approximately 63,300 of women self-reported being victimized by a spouse while pregnant according to the 2009 General Social Survey on Victimization.
In 2011, men were responsible for 83% of police-reported violence against women. Most commonly, the accused was the woman's partner.
Women self-reported 555,000 incidents of sexual assault in 2014.

Know The Facts

Spousal violence is consistently the most common form of violence against women in Canada.
Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16.
Every day, the North Bay Police Service responds to an average of 3 violence against women calls.
Of all sexual assault incidents in 2014, 87% were committed against women.
7 in 10 people who experience family violence are women and girls.
Rates of spousal violence and homicide are highest for women ages 15-24.
Indigenous women are 2.7 times more likely to be victims of violence than non-Indigenous women.
Reporting rates of spousal violence against Indigenous women are 3 times higher than those against non-Indigenous women.
Women living with physical and cognitive impairments experience violence 2-3 times more often than women living without impairments.
60% of women with a disability experience some form of violence.
Immigrant, refugee, and non-status women experience unique forms of abuse such as threats of reporting them to immigration authorities and potential deportation.
Lesbian and bisexual women were 3-4 times more likely than heterosexual women to report experiencing violence in the past 5 years (may include opposite-sex relationships).
4-10 female survivors reported being physically injured. The most common types of injuries were bruises (95%), followed by cuts, scratches, or burns (30%).
Approximately 63,300 of women self-reported being victimized by a spouse while pregnant according to the 2009 General Social Survey on Victimization.
In 2011, men were responsible for 83% of police-reported violence against women. Most commonly, the accused was the woman's partner.
Approximately every 6 days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner.
Out of the 83 police-reported intimate partner homicides in 2014, 80% of the victims were women.
Women self-reported 555,000 incidents of sexual assault in 2014.

About The Pledge

ONE PLEDGE is about all of North Bay supporting the idea that a violence free community is something worth pledging to achieve.

The North Bay Police Service averages three or four domestic related calls everyday. The Nipissing Transition House assists hundreds of people every year in their individual attempts to flee violent environments. The City of North Bay continues to focus on building a healthy, safe and respectful community.

Rather than simply acknowledging the ONE PLEDGE message, we want you to be a part of it.  You can be a part of the solution.

ONE PLEDGE is built upon the age old notion that we are stronger together,  that individual efforts are the driving force behind moving the goals of the many forward.

Domestic violence is a crime and the effects of domestic violence ripple through the community.

North Bay is taking a stand against domestic violence.

ONE PLEDGE is a community campaign aimed at encouraging every citizen to make a difference. By signing the pledge, either in person or online, you are  joining others in acknowledging domestic violence exists in our community.   By signing the pledge you are giving voice to our efforts to end domestic violence in North Bay.

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